Vocal Resonance Exercises (for a Powerful Voice)

In this video, let’s do some vocal resonance
exercises. First, I will explain what to do and how to
do them in a healthy way and then, you can practice them with my accompaniment. Let’s start. Hi and welcome back. If we haven’t met yet, my name is Katarina
and I am a speech-language pathologist from How 2 Improve Singing and on this channel,
I share tips on how to sing in a healthy and efficient way. So, consider subscribing to my channel and
hitting that bell notification icon so that you don’t miss any of my future videos. In my latest video series, I shared information
about vocal resonance, best vocal resonators, nasal resonance, nasality and the role of
the soft palate in singing. Now, it’s time to put all that knowledge
into practice and do some resonance vocal exercises. If you haven’t seen the videos about vocal
resonance you can watch them by clicking right here. I will also link to them at the end of the
video and in the description below. We are going to hum on a 3 note scale. The tempo will be fairly slow so that you
can pay attention to the vibrations that you can feel during the exercise to build more
voice resonance. Depending on the pitch, you will be able to
feel vibrations either on your chest, or in the bones of your head, or in your lips, teeth,
nose or in a several of these locations at the same time. The more vibrations you can feel the better. Also pay attention to the ease of sound production
because you don’t want to sacrifice freedom and invite tension to achieve more volume. Rather focus on adjusting the position of
your jaw, tongue, soft palate and larynx to achieve a stronger hum. Bring your lips together, inhale through the
nose and hum on a comfortable pitch in your speaking range. Now, play around with the configuration of
the vocal tract, more specifically the position of the jaw, tongue and soft palate. For example, first hum with teeth close together,
then hum with your jaw open as much as possible but with lips still closed. Then, find the optimal jaw position between
these two extremes, where your hum is most resonant and the sound production feels easy. Then, do the same for the tongue position
– find the most optimal tongue position. Is it a tongue tip down behind your lower
teeth or a tongue tip up? Is it the back of the tongue up or down? Find a position that gives you most vibrations
and ease of sound production. Do the same for the position of the soft palate
and the position of the larynx. Once you find the most resonating hum, practice
it with the following accompaniment. The accompaniment starts low and goes up high
through several octaves, so do the exercise in a range that feels comfortable for you. The goal is not to break records but to find
more resonance while humming. Are you ready? That was fantastic. I hope you liked this vocal resonance exercise. How did it feel? Let me know in the comments below. Were you able to find more resonance in your
voice? Were some parts of your voice more challenging
than others? Let me know. But before you go, click the like button and
share this video with your singing friends and don’t forget to check out my other videos
on the topic of vocal resonance right here below. I will see you soon.

20 thoughts on “Vocal Resonance Exercises (for a Powerful Voice)

  1. Thank you for watching. I hope you enjoyed the exercise. How did you do? Did you discover more resonance in your voice? Let me know.

  2. Thank you, Katarina!
    I always find your exercises very useful to relax my voice and use it properly.
    I'm a highschool teacher and my kids usually speak very loudly and I need to make myself heard over their voices, haha.

  3. Ahhh i loved this video!! I will be sharing with one friend that’s a professional singer. I love that you’re a speech and language pathologist what an interesting field! (By the way i loved the orange splash intro!) keep up the amazing work!!!

  4. I had no idea that professional singers had to do all of these exercises. I always thought they just walked on stage and sounded amazing!

  5. I am not a singer but watching this video sure made me practice your exercises. You are great at explaining step by step processes.

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  7. Hello aspiring singers, When the notes become too high for you to sing properly, be sure to go down the octave. I had to do this twice to complete the exercise.

  8. Apart from offering great singing technics your channel design is very interesting and well done!
    Keep up the good work Katarina 🙂

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